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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Hannah Lindsey: Jr DragChamp Racer Spotlight

This week’s DragChamp Jr. Racer Spotlight is all about South Carolina Junior Dragster racer, Hannah Lindsey.

GREENVILLE, SC- Hannah Lindsey has been racing Junior Dragsters for the past three years. She got introduced to the sport by her Grandfather who would take her to the racetrack to watch him race. She currently competes in the 7.90 Jr. Dragster class and used to love to run at Atlanta Dragway before it was closed down. Now, they race at Greer Dragway or travel around to other tracks.

Hannah’s dragster is a 2021 Mike Bos with a 3 1/2 inch Huddleston Sniper Lite onboard. It also has a Shockwave Overdrive Drivetrain and it runs 7.90s.

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Outside of Racing

When Hannah isn’t behind the wheel of her Junior Dragster, she is a student and also a hostess at a local restaurant. She loves listening to music and enjoys all country music. In her free time, she likes to also spend time hanging out with her friends and reading. Her favorite movie is Talladega Nights and her favorite foods are either chicken and dumplings or Mexican food.

Hannah’s Accomplishments

  • 5 Career Wins
  • 5 Career Runner-ups
  • 2019 Rookie of the Year at Atlanta Dragway

Hannah’s Q&A

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve?

Winning a Wally and an Ironman 

What is your favorite race car, and why?

Mine because there’s not another one I could of hoped for.

Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success?

My dad, he has never missed a race and always does whatever he can to help me succeed.

Tell us what you do for a living?

Other than being a high school student, I’m also a hostess at a restaurant.

How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.?

My parents support my racing/.

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?

My Friends, I race them all the time so it’s nice to have new competition sometimes.

What’s the hardest part of drag racing?

Keeping the car consistent, the starting line and different rollouts at different tracks.

What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car?

The very first time I ever went down a track I didn’t slow down fast enough and ran right through the officials at the end of the track. 

What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?

Before I stage, I close my eyes and take deep breaths till I’m fully ready to pull in.

What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack?

Seeing people there we know, some of the best people I know I’ve met at the track

Do you love to win or hate to lose?

I’d say both.

Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line?

I’m better at the finish line.

What motivates you to continue racing?

It is something I genuinely love doing.

If money were no object, what would your racing operation look like?  Car, trailer, class, race schedule, etc.

I’d have an RV, a trailer with air conditioning, the newest mike Bos car and every weekend we’d be traveling and racing.

What is your favorite sport?  Favorite team?

Drag Racing

What are you really good at?

School

Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home?

Quiet evening at home

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?

I’d like to thank my dad for never missing a race, always supporting me and not stopping till the car is running right. My mom for always showing up to the races and supporting me. I’d also like to thank everyone who has helped us get where we are 

What is a piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring racer?

Don’t give up when you’re first starting and the more seat time you get the better you’ll be.

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